September 6, 2018 Newsletter

Dear Parents and Guardians,

Although the beginning of the school year can be a period of adjustment, the students seem to be settling in nicely to the routine of school as we near the end of our second week. The beginning of the school year also means lots of paperwork for parents, so please take the time to go through your child’s blue home folder, so you don’t miss any important information that is coming home. Stay connected to your child’s classroom by signing up for the teacher’s Schoolnotes or Bloomz account. Your child’s teacher will provide more specific information about their class at Back to School Night on Tuesday, September 11, so be sure to attend this important event. We hope to see everyone there!

Mrs. Danielle Frio

First School Mass of the Year

Please join us for our first school Mass of the year tomorrow Friday, September 7, 2018, at 8:45 am. It is our annual faculty/staff Mass. Parents, grandparents, and friends are welcome to join us in the Church. Following Mass, we will recognize all of the participants in our summer reading program.

Back to School Night

Mark your calendars for Back to School Night on Tuesday, September 11. The schedule for the evening will be the following:

6:00-6:30 pm HSA Meeting

6:35-7:20 pm Classroom Session 1 (an announcement will be made to signal the end of the session)

  • 1st
  • 2nd
  • 3rd
  • 4th
  • 5th – Homeroom
  • 6th – Homeroom
  • 7th – Homeroom
  • 8th – Homeroom/Algebra

7:25-8:10 pm Classroom Session 2 (an announcement will be made to signal the end of the session)

  • 1st – Repeat of Session 1 in case you missed it
  • 2nd- Repeat of Session 1 in case you missed it
  • 3rd- Repeat of Session 1 in case you missed it
  • 4th- Repeat of Session 1 in case you missed it
  • 5th – Switch
  • 6th – Switch
  • 7th – Switch
  • 8th – Switch/Algebra

6:30-8:15 pm Marian Inn

  • OptionC Information Table
  • HSA Board – Information
  • Activities – Tables

Picture Day

Picture Day is Friday, September 14. This is a DRESS UP day. Please be aware of the dress code for a dress-up day listed below, so your child is dressed appropriately.

Girls may wear:

  • dresses, blouses and skirts /jumpers, or dress slacks (sweaters optional)
  • No jeans
  • socks or pantyhose, dress shoes (no high heels or sneakers)
  • short dangling earrings and light colored nail polish
  • light makeup is permitted for 7th and 8th-grade girls only

Boys may wear:

  • dress slacks, dress or sport shirts; jackets, sweaters, and ties are optional
  • No jeans
  • shoes and socks are mandatory (no sneakers)


As always, we are in need of volunteers this school year. If you can volunteer your time, we would greatly appreciate it.

IMPORTANT for ALL VOLUNTEERS: Please use the checklist on the volunteer tab of our website to make sure you have all of the necessary clearances for volunteering. If you have any questions about clearances, please contact Carol Salabsky at 484-547- 4412 or

Cougar Crawl 2018

Cougar Crawl 2018 planning is already underway. This year Kristen Bedics and Tiffany Gallis will be heading up our committee. As you know, this is a big fundraising event for our school. All Cougar Crawl activities and requirements will be rolled out in a step by step fashion to increase productivity and participation from all of our school families.

Step one is our Business and Corporate Sponsorship opportunity. Do you know someone who owns a business? Do you frequent your local ice cream or pizza shop? Do you want to help advertise your favorite pediatrician or dentist? This is where YOU, the OLPH families can participate in outreach to potential business sponsors. Show how proud you are of OLPH and its future by asking for sponsorship/donation for our 2018 Cougar Crawl. Highlight things you love about Our Lady and also what the different sponsorship levels can do for their business. See the attached information.

Stay tuned for more information on Step 2: Family and Friends Sponsorships and Mass Canning opportunities.

High School Information

Bethlehem Catholic Girls Basketball Little Hawks and Co-ed Baby Birds Basketball Program (see attached flyer)

Upcoming Dates:

September 7, 2018 – First School Mass
September 7, 2018 @ 7:00-10:00 pm – Back to School Dance at Notre Dame of Bethlehem (Grades 6th, 7th and 8th) – see attached flyer
September 11, 2018 @6:00-8:15PM- Back to School Night
September 14, 2018 – Picture Day (DRESS UP Day)
September 21, 2018- 12:00 PM Early Dismissal
September 24, 2018 – Dress Down Day ($1.00)
September 24, 2018 – Annual OLPH Golf Tournament (click here for more information)


Little Hawks – Baby Birds (Girls Basketball)

School Dance 9.7.18

Cougar Crawl Business Letter

Cougar Crawl Business Levels